Rick Barber; “Gather Your Armies”

Rick Barber, running in Alabama CD2, has some strong words for the current administration on the usurpation of our Constitutional rights and the stealth jihad stretching it’s tentacles across our country.

“There is a difference between tolerance and surrender”

Mr. Barber is being backed by the Alabama Tea Party, and has forced a runoff with Martha Roby who is described by local tea party activists as a RINO.

The Alabama Tea Party Express released a statement on its website Wednesday attacking Roby’s conservative credentials and her ties to the party establishment: “We aren’t telling anyone ‘what’ to do but if one is a conservative, one will be working toward getting Rick Barber, candidate for Congress in Alabama’s 2nd District into the general election in November.”

The statement attacked Roby — who had been considered a top recruit by establishment Republicans — for proposing new taxes while serving on the Montgomery City Council and for supporting a budget proposed by Rep. Bobby Bright (D) when he served as Mayor of Montgomery.

The group described Roby, who outspent Barber 7-to-1 in the primary, as a “GOP sweetheart” and a Republican in name only.

For a list of Mr. Barber’s endorsements, go here. For his take on the issues, go here.

(H/T KG)

Freedom Watch: ‘Tea Party Summit’ With The Judge

I am so glad to see more libertarians on the screen these days, and am thrilled to post Judge Napolitano’s initial FreedomWatch show on a major cable news station.

The Judge definitely has the right focus for today’s initial show where he asks the question of whether social conservatives like Sarah Palin can find common ground with strict Constitutionalists like Dr. Rand Paul and Dr. Ron Paul, and how this will effect the November elections.

Please feel free to allow Ed Rendell’s lies about tea party attendance roll right off your back like water off a duck.  He is just doing his masters’ bidding and attempting to influence people’s thinking that the tea party movement is just a small, fringe element that can’t do any harm.  Let them; the quiet time is now, they will hear the roar in November.

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Rand Paul WANTS Obama To Come To Kentucky And Campaign For His Opponent

Rand Paul WANTS Obama To Come To Kentucky And Campaign For His Opponent

Barry’s track record is looking pretty dismal with Dr. Paul’s victory and Specter’s adios, and those previously invisible, political coattails are now non-existent.

Rand Paul starts out this interview with the belief that a $2 Trillion Deficit is an extreme idea; NOT abolishing the Federal Reserve. He has a message for the national Democrats, “Bring It On” and asks very politely for pResident Obama to come down to Kentucky to campaign for Rand’s opponent. He goes on to speak about the Republican Party, the Tea Party and how he would like to help the Tea Party shape it’s future and it’s platform.  Dr. Paul would like to run on the TP platform including term limits, balancing the budget by law, reading of bills, a waiting period before voting on bills, and all laws passed should apply to Congress in its entirety.

Wow – 2010 could be an even bigger year than Newt and Karl think…

We Can See November From Our Houses…

Get Ready For A Conservative In Hawaii…(UPDATED)

Get Ready For A Conservative In Hawaii…(UPDATED)

…or…The True Beginning Of The Conservative Shift Will Not Be Televised.

I will actually be rather surprised if a Djou/Conservative win even shows up on the Drudge Report as it appears both major parties are trying to keep this one on the down low.  The DCCC has even decided to throw in the towel and not ‘invest’ anymore resources into squabbling, greedy dems.

Civil Beat Poll: Djou On Way To May 22 Victory

Republican Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou is on his way to Washington to represent Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District, according to a new poll of likely voters conducted for Civil Beat.

Djou leads with 39.5 percent of the vote, followed by former Congressman Ed Case and Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, who are tied at 25.5 percent, according to the poll by Aloha Vote, a Hawaii subsidiary of Merriman River Group (MRG), a Massachusetts research organization. Nearly 10 percent are undecided.

“He’s got it all but wrapped up,” Matt Fitch, executive director of Merriman River Group, said of Djou’s chances in the May 22 special election. “The only thing in question is who finishes second.”

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More than half the respondents — 52.6 percent — had already voted. And of that group, Djou got 45 percent of the vote, one reason it’s so difficult to imagine trends changing in any significant way between now and May 22.

(H/T Hawaii Free Press)

If Charles Djou wins a long-time dem held seat, you won’t be hearing any “Djou heard round the world” statements from the MSM. What you will be hearing is the following tale of an internal struggle inside the Democratic Party. You won’t be hearing about residents awakening to the level of taxation and interference from state and federal agencies. You won’t be given the opportunity to understand the enormity of the shift happening in a state that has been a nanny state since it’s inception fifty years ago. You’ll just be hearing about Elena Kagan’s partner preference, the Times Square Bomber and whatever else the WH can throw up against the wall to grab your attention.

Charles Djou will be breaking a five decade dem stranglehold on this state with the blessing of a population that is starting to awaken to the slave role they have been placed in by their ‘uncs’ Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka, and their auntie Mazie Hirono.

Though the MSM and the Democratic Party want to blame the true beginning of the conservative shift towards smaller government on dems feuding amongst themselves, don’t be fooled. Scott Brown was the only type of republican that could actually be elected to Dead Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts with so many average Americans losing their wealth through current Dem policies. Rest assured, Scott Brown is a progressive liberal republican as Charles Djou is not. In the likelyhood that the voters elect Charles to Neil Abercrombie’s forfeited seat, you probably won’t be hearing about all those residents in district 1 who are now becoming more and more fed up with the federal government’s spendy ways.  You also won’t be hearing about how Charles Djou is the only candidate of the top three that lives in District 1.

In Hawaii, intraparty feud may cost Democrats a seat in Congress

HONOLULU — Across the country, Democrats are on the defense, laboring to put out political fires sparked by angry voters and emboldened Republicans. Even Hawaii, the bluest of blue states, where a Democratic machine has controlled politics for the five decades since statehood, has become a dangerous hot spot for the party in power.

But here’s the catch: The Democrats started this fire themselves.

Democrats here might lose a House seat in a special election this month because of a feud between two candidates that has inflamed tensions within Hawaii’s ethnic voting blocs and between the state’s Democratic establishment and the party’s national leaders.

The result could be a victory by plurality for the GOP candidate. That would upend Hawaii’s political order and, like the recent Senate race in Massachusetts, simultaneously hand Republicans a compelling narrative of Democratic defeat — this time in President Obama‘s birthplace.

“It’s a nightmare for Democrats,” said Dan Boylan, a University of Hawaii history professor.

There is no primary to replace Neil Abercrombie, a 10-term congressman who resigned to run for governor. So the race in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District will be decided in a winner-takes-all election on May 22.

For weeks, the two leading Democrats — state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa and former congressman Ed Case — were locked in a dead heat with Republican Charles Djou, but a new poll shows Djou pulling ahead in the 14-candidate contest. He led with 36 percent of likely voters in a Honolulu Advertiser poll released last Sunday, followed by Case at 28 percent and Hanabusa at 22 percent.

UPDATE: From Politico

Inouye’s clout may cost Dems a seat

In a staring contest with Sen. Daniel Inouye over the high-stakes May 22 Hawaii special election, national Democrats blinked first and bowed to the wishes of the Aloha State political titan.

As a consequence, some Democrats say, it could cost the party a House seat next week.

Republican Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou appears poised to capture the heavily Democratic 1st District next week as a result of a three-way contest in which a split Democratic vote is making it increasingly unlikely that either former Rep. Ed Case or state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa can win enough votes to capture the seat.

At the heart of the Democratic predicament is the role played by Inouye, a veteran of nearly a half-century in the Senate and the undisputed heavyweight champion of Hawaii politics.

Inouye’s outspoken and unflinching support of Hanabusa, even as Washington wanted to throw its weight behind the better-known Case in an effort to concentrate the Democratic vote behind a single candidate, has led national party officials to retreat from the contest and leave it to chance.

Sarah Palin & Michele Bachmann In Minneapolis, 4.7.2010 (UPDATED: Hannity Video)

“some of you proudly clinging to your guns and religion…”

Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann speaking at a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota before their appearance on ‘Hannity’. (When those vids become available, I will update this post.)

Sarah points out that the tea parties are being lead by a majority of women. Imagine that?

Part 2:

Michele Bachmann: “The new normal will be when Speaker Pelosi loses her gavel.”

Hannity, Part 1:

Part 2:

America IS Waking Up; Dems Joining The Tea Party

America IS Waking Up; Dems Joining The Tea Party

Patriots, welcome your brothers and sisters back into the free-thinking, non kool-aid drinking fold!!!

Though the democratic party and the media would like you to believe that democrats comprise a very small percentage of the Tea Party Movement, do not be hood-winked.  Many of the Tea Party Patriots that consider themselves ‘indies’ are actually dems that defected during the 2008 primary race.  The even better news?  Currently registered dems are now joining the Tea Party because they ‘get’ what we knew a long time ago; Barack Hussein Obama is a lying, leftist fraud that will bankrupt this nation and make us less secure.

Disgruntled Democrats join the Tea Party

Grand Junction, Colorado (CNN) — They are not typical Tea Party activists: A woman who voted for President Obama and believes he’s a “phenomenal speaker.” Another who said she was a “knee-jerk, bleeding heart liberal.”

These two women are not alone.

Some Americans who say they have been sympathetic to Democratic causes in the past — some even voted for Democratic candidates — are angry with President Obama and his party. They say they are now supporting the Tea Party — a movement that champions less government, lower taxes and the defeat of Democrats even though it’s not formally aligned with the Republican Party.

To be sure, the number of Democrats in the Tea Party movement is small. A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows that while 96 percent of Tea Party activists identify themselves as either Republican or Independent, only 4 percent say they are Democrats.

Some of these disgruntled voters are taking part in the current Tea Party Express tour. The tour began in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s hometown of Searchlight, Nevada, on March 28 and is making 44 stops across the nation. It ends in Washington on tax day — April 15.

Ann Ducket attended the Tea Party rally in Grand Junction, Colorado, on Wednesday.

A lawyer and lifelong Democrat, Ducket made her political leanings clear: She said she was a campus community organizer for Democratic Sen. George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign, voted for Jimmy Carter and Al Gore, and previously ran for elective office in Colorado as a Democrat.

“I was a card-carrying member of the ACLU, and I probably did inhale in college,” Ducket said.

Ducket, who is now an independent and did not vote for Obama, said the president has “carried things to an extreme.”

“I think we’ve gone too far on the side of government doing too much,” Ducket said. “The Democratic Party is wanting to take care of everyone, instead of helping everybody stand on their own two feet.”

Roxanne Lewis expressed a similar point of view. A small business owner in Grand Junction, Lewis described herself as a lifelong Democrat and called the president a “phenomenal speaker.” She voted for him because she “believed in what he was saying: change.”

But, Lewis added, “I should’ve listened a lot closer when he talked about ‘spreading the wealth.’ ”

Asked how she feels about having voted for the president, Lewis said “I feel lied to, cheated and raped.”

Lewis criticized the taxpayer-funded bailouts of financial institutions, which began under former President George W. Bush, and the bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.

“These are not the Democrats that I have been brought up with,” Lewis said. However, she said she will continue to be a Democrat.

“We hear from folks, probably at every rally, who say, ‘I was a Democrat,’ ” Levi Russell, communications director for the Tea Party express tour, said.

“Having more Democrats join the movement shows that it is more representative of the American people than the antics of the Obama, [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi, Reid leadership,” Russell said.

The Democratic National Committee declined to comment.

Imagine that?  Ramming through a ‘heathcare reform’ bill against the express wishes of the majority of Americans in order to create a revenue stream for God only knows what and they expected dems to just roll with it?  P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C.

(H/T KG)

Sarah Palin And Tea Party Activists Disrupt Harry Reid’s Victory Lap

This congressional recess should have been Harry Reid’s victory lap with the passage of Obamacare (meant to cripple the entire economy and keep the feds afloat for a few more years).  Only one big, big, problem; Tea Party Activists gathering in Searchlight, Nevada by the thousands to hear Sarah Palin and other patriots.

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I can understand Sarah Palin having personal loyalty to John McCain, but damn, campaigning for one of the dinosaurs that got us into this mess? What’s up with that?

(Honk 2 Stop Obamacare) Sounds Like Some Mighty Loud Astroturf!

(Honk 2 Stop Obamacare) Sounds Like Some Mighty Loud Astroturf!

(Editor’s Note: If this doesn’t make your face hurt, check out because you must be dead. H/T BB.)

Tucson drivers were honking like crazy outside Gabby Giffords’ office at Swan and Pima, trying to tell the wayward congresswoman that the people of Tucson are NOT in favor of Washington’s corrupt takeover of our health care.

Tucson, ArizonaPopulation: 486,669

Get ready for this; either turn up the volume or turn it down.  Remember, this video is a perfect example of the mighty, Republican paid for, astro-turf campaign against Bambi Obama.  This has nothing to do with healthcare, corrupt politicians, or un-Constitutional laws – we just want to see him fail. (snark for those mental midgets out there.)

And now for the real astroturfer:
Annabel Park:

And for the little party that Annabel has started. Chicago Coffee Party, March 13th, 2010 – Kickoff Day:

Let’s REVIEW, shall we?
Coffee Party:

Coffee Party, 3.13.2010, Bethlehem, PA (20+, BIG Coffee Party)

Tea Party:

9.12.09, Washington, DC - 2.1 Million(?)

If these non-representative, government officials want to be so stupid as to pass this bill, then allow them to do so and see what happens next.

AYFKM? “Coffee Party” To Bring Civility To Politics

AYFKM? “Coffee Party” To Bring Civility To Politics

Annabel Park (a former Obama operative during the 2008 campaign) is receiving Today’s AYFKM? Award for, well, being a complete liberal leftist who believes that the Tea Parties are hard right conservatives spewing hate who have drowned out her lefty voice.

Obama’s administration is in trouble when the hippie-dippie left has to form a “coffee party” to handle all that “hateful rhetoric” that the middle and right are spewing; for example, this photograph from 4.15.2009 Kona Tea Party.  Damn those Tea Party Patriots for exploiting our differences…

April 15th, 2009 Tea Party

How long did it take the Washington Post to talk about the Tea Parties?

February 26, 2010:

Coffee Party activists say their civic brew’s a tastier choice than Tea Party’s

Furious at the tempest over the Tea Party — the scattershot citizen uprising against big government and wild spending — Annabel Park did what any American does when she feels her voice has been drowned out: She squeezed her anger into a Facebook status update.

I would like to know how Annabel’s voice has been drowned out while Barry, Nancy, Harry, Barbara, etc. are still spewing their socialist agenda and shoving Obamacare down our throats?

let’s start a coffee party . . . smoothie party. red bull party. anything but tea. geez. ooh how about cappuccino party? that would really piss ’em off bec it sounds elitist . . . let’s get together and drink cappuccino and have real political dialogue with substance and compassion.

This would mean that talking about the deficit, monetizing the debt, bank bailouts, car company bailouts, and jobs has no substance and/or no compassion for the next three generations who will be paying for these financial crimes.

Friends replied, and more friends replied. So last month, in her Silver Spring apartment, Park started a fan page called “Join the Coffee Party Movement.” Within weeks, her inbox and page wall were swamped by thousands of comments from strangers in diverse locales, such as the oil fields of west Texas and the suburbs of Chicago.

I have been searching for a place of refuge like this for a long while. . . . It is not Us against the Govt. It is democracy vs corporatocracy . . . I just can’t believe that the Tea Party speaks for all patriotic Americans. . . . Just sent suggestions to 50 friends . . . I think it’s time we start a chapter right here in Tucson . . .

The snowballing response made her the de facto coordinator of Coffee Party USA, with goals far loftier than its oopsy-daisy origin: promote civility and inclusiveness in political discourse, engage the government not as an enemy but as the collective will of the people, push leaders to enact the progressive change for which 52.9 percent of the country voted in 2008.

“…the collective will of the people…”, would that be the 63% that want this administration to START OVER ON HEALTHCARE, or …”push leaders to enact the progressive change for which 52.9 percent of the country voted in 2008.”, would that be the 20% liberal left?  What about the 52% (according to CNN on 2.10.2010) that would not vote to re-elect Bambi come 2012?

The ideas aren’t exactly fresh — Tea Party chapters view themselves as civil, inclusive and fueled by collective will — but the Coffee Party is percolating in at least 30 states. Small chapters are meeting up, venting frustrations, organizing themselves, hoping to transcend one-click activism. Kind of like the Tea Party did this last year, spawning 1,200 chapters, a national conference and a march on Washington.

“It’s like trying to perform surgery in the dark,” says Park, 41, a documentary filmmaker. She’s exhausted, overcommitted, passing whole days on Facebook, not collecting a paycheck, hopping between conference calls, sending e-mails at 4 a.m., smoothing out conflicts over strategy. She has been swept up in this project, and so have others. Within two weeks of forming, the Los Angeles chapter produced a five-minute video in which citizens yearn for sensible progress and lament obstructionist truth-twisting.

Progress is patriotic, they tell the camera. Wake up. Espresso yourself. Something is brewing, America.

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Need something to wash down that heaping helping of American angst? Tea or coffee? (Must we choose?)

Deep down, underneath the Tea Party’s Revolutionary War garb and the Coffee Party’s faded HOPE stickers, they seem to want the same thing. To save America. Which raises the question: “From what?”

Get ready for the Post’s theory…

The easy answer is “each other,” when really their complaints are similar and eternal: The political system is broken, elected officials ignore the people, and the media warp truths and pit sides. A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that two-thirds of Americans are “dissatisfied” or “angry” with the federal government,” the highest level in 14 years, and many have sought solace in social networking. The Coffee Party, whether it grows or fizzles, is the latest effort to turn virtual disenchantment into real-world results. Its members are incited by Tea Party tactics, which they believe obstruct reform and discourage thoughtful deliberation, and the Tea Party — well, the Tea Party has not heard of the Coffee Party.

Hmmm…”obstruct reform and discourage thoughtful deliberation,…”.  I would like to put up a image I just received in answer to that statement.

And in rebuttal to the 98,763 members of the coffee party – a day late and many dollars short…

LAST SEPTEMBER 12:

9.12.2009 Tea Party March On Washington, D.C.

Stop your bitchin just because the pResident, the left controlled Congress, the unions, and Andy Stern aren’t getting the socialist job done for you. You can stop blaming us – we have no power inside the beltway.

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